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CBD in the Workplace & Potential Changes to Kentucky Law

Under Kentucky law, an employee can be fired for the use of cannabidiol (CBD). Kentucky’s laws are stringent and state that, as long as CBD is derived from industrial hemp and less than 0.3% THC, it is legal to own oil there. Kentucky State Senate Bill 83 – “Shauna’s Law,” which was reintroduced as Kentucky Senate Bill 92 in the 2020 session, created an appeals process for public employees who may receive a finding of a violation of the drug policy after being drug tested. The use of CBD presents the same challenges to employees and employers as medical marijuana, with both causing uncertainty after receiving a positive test result.

 

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